I shared with you my experiment with lavender oil and coconut oil as a deodorant when I was in Las Vegas. I recently came upon a deodorant that I thought was going to be my perfect deodorant, no more searching! Don't get me wrong this particular brand is great, and works amazingly. But I was still hung up on the fact that it was still a bit powdery and white and the charcoal version left grey residue on my arms, even after I rubbed it in really well. I still had to be really careful putting it on and if I wore a sleeveless shirt or dress, I had to be careful not to lift my arms too much. I would always resort to my experimental mixture of lavender oil and coconut oil when I wore black because the other kind would leave a residue.
The other issue was this other brand wasn't cheap and I have been trying again to cut down where I can. So this is the truth, one Sunday morning, I was inspired to look up deodorant recipes. I knew I had some of the ingredients on hand, so I found a recipe that I tweaked to make my own. Whipped it up in about 10-15 minutes, an hour before church and away I went feeling accomplished and another experiment to conduct.
What I didn't want:
baking powder (many natural deodorants contain and I am sensitive to it)
What I did want:
Not be powdery
I melted, whisked, measured, and poured, then let it cool and solidified for a bit. (sorry never think of taking pictures) I had an old deodorant tube that I cleaned and used as my container. I only needed a tiny bit and off to church.
20-25 drops of essential oils (I used This) , although I think I will stick with lavender or maybe try vanilla next time.
Notes: It has been four weeks since I have been using this recipe. We have gone camping, paddle boarding, hiking, been under some stress (stress sweat). Been very happy so far and no complaints from anyone around me. :)
- is heat sensitive. I left it in a hot camper and it didn't melt but was soft.